Fresh blow dealt by Jordan Henderson after the former Liverpool captain’s horrific Saudi Pro League experience


Jordan Henderson, a former captain of Liverpool, may be moving again this summer.

Jordan Henderson may be offloaded by Ajax this summer, despite just having joined the Dutch powerhouses for six months.

After finding it difficult to adjust to life in the Middle East, the former captain of Liverpool ended his contract with Al-Ettifaq in January. He decided to return to Europe in order to increase his chances of being included in Gareth Southgate’s squad for the forthcoming European Championship.

After only two victories in ten games, his new team, Ajax, has had their worst season in memory and is now in the relegation zone.

Though the renowned team will finish the campaign without a trophy and is currently 35 points behind champions PSV Eindhoven with two games remaining, things have improved somewhat since then.

Ajax’s chances of qualifying for the Champions League the following season are now nonexistent, and they will have to rely on events involving Olympiacos and Porto to secure automatic entry into Europe’s second division should they manage to finish in fifth place in the Eredivisie.

The financial consequences of Ajax’s problems are expected to be immense, possibly leading to the sale of both Henderson and Steven Bergwijn, the former forward for Tottenham Hotspur.

As per The Athletic, the two are dealing with a “uncertain outlook” because they are among the best paid members of the team.

According to reports, the Dutch team would love to keep both players, but such actions must be taken into account in order to “help balance the books” during the summer transfer window.

Since joining Ajax in January, Henderson has made ten appearances overall and assumed the captaincy of the team. However, he has missed a few games because of injury and visa problems. After arriving, the 2019 Champions League winner apologized to everyone he “upset” by moving to Saudi Arabia and acknowledged that his move had not worked out.

“Well, I think a lot of people would like me to sit here and criticise the Saudi Pro League and everything that went along with that,” stated the 33-year-old. “That isn’t true, and it’s not anything I intend to do.
I have the utmost regard for Ettifaq, the league, and everyone else who helped us feel at home.

Sadly, though, sometimes these things in life—both in football and in life in general—just don’t work out. As soon as I learned that I had the opportunity to join Ajax, I decided that this was the best course of action for my family and myself at that particular moment. It’s my fault if someone felt hurt or that I had disturbed them. I apologize; it was not my aim; that was my decision.”


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